Police allege man 'dragged' Gladstone girl in 'random attack'

POLICE allege man attempted to abduct Gladstone girl from sleepover.

Police follow oil trail after mate drives car into power pole

FOOLISH DECISION: Sam Kurtin.

Cops follow oil home when teen crashes mate's Holden into power pole

Day blows bride away

BIG DAY: Blossom Anyimba-Cooley with her bridesmaids at Fairmont Resort, Leura, before her wedding.

Dream come true

Top 8 best fish and chips shops in Gladstone

NO SHORTAGE of places but here are the best, according to locals.

Local, out of town company battle for $700K development contract

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COUNCIL narrows its choice for pump-track tender to two contenders.

PHOTOS: Gem field owner to enter lucrative market

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY: Gladstone resident Tanya Small wants to turn her hobby as an artistic jeweller into a small-business venture.

OWNER back after crippling condition left her struggling to move.

UPDATE: Man charged with 'alleged abduction' of Gladstone girl

Police in pursuit of man, Clinton

DOG squad, police units join hunt after man allegedly fled the home.

POLICE: Shocking abduction attempt of CQ girl at sleepover

Det Insp Darrin Shadlow. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The man was charged with abduction and other offences

Gladstone ratepayers cough up hundred of thousands in interest

RATEPAYERS charged a quarter-of-a-million for overdue rates.

Toddler 'critical', airlifted to hospital after snake bite

TODDLER in 'critical condition' after venomous snake bite.

'I hate men': Screaming Gladstone woman's attack on cops

Angry Gladstone woman mad over barking dogs kicks out at police after neighbours call them to the street late at night.

'Thuggery': Kiwis in violent home invasion

Two New Zealand nationals may face deportation after being convicted of a violent Gladstone home invasion when chasing a stolen motor bike.

Agnes former soldier ice 'drug mule' for dealer

EX-soldier stung as ice 'drug mule' in Agnes Water.

WATCH: 'Ammonia leak': Workers evacuated, roads closed in Gladstone

PARAMEDICS assessing six people after 'ammonia vapour' leaked from a container.

'Dangerous to life': Why you don't want to inhale 'ammonia'

More than 300 ppm (parts per million) of ammonia can be deadly.

Gas supply slowed as LNG plant shut down

THE QCLNG plant on Curtis Island at Gladstone is ready to deliver its first shipment of liquefied natural gas.

During shutdown, the supply of gas to plant expected to be reduced.

LETTER: Proposed resort a disaster for Gladstone

NEW PLANS: The property developers have adjusted there plans to meet Federal Government requirements.

Regardless of the changes Pacificus plan to make.

Origin to reduce $9.1b debt in tough market

The seven gas turbine generators pictured in the foreground of photo, on APLNG. Photo Contributed

ORIGIN'S new CEO to reduce company's ballooning $9.1 billion debt.

GLNG considers slowing production to beat low gas prices

PLAN B: GLNG may run below capacity.

GAS companies change plans as prices bottom out.

Golding's construction of LNG terminal brings 100 local jobs

ARTIST'S IMPRESSION: The new transit centre.

100 LOCAL jobs as contractors push dirt at $17 m GLNG and QCLNG site

20 shops Gladstone needs right now

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Is your favourite shop on the list?

'Flex muscles': Gladstone suburb drops $120K

BUYERS are scooping unprecedented deals by “flexing their muscles at the table”

Former Boyne Smelters worker to open 'hot' new business

Patrick Beresford has a hot idea for a new business after a back injury forced him out of his job at Boyne Smelter Limited.

HUSBAND and dad of three's career ended, but he's back in business.

Market opens as Gladstone sellers drop prices to force sale

VENDORS are dropping the price on houses to force a sale.

'Cruise ship hub' to bring 5000 passenger 'mega liner'

MASTER PLAN: Gladstone Ports Corporation's 'master plan' for the city's cruise ship industry.

CONSTRUCTION expected to begin next year.

NBN trouble: Nokia's new super fast fibre-optic cable

NOKIA says it's manipulated fibre-optic cable to deliver new speeds.

'Sour grapes' pick on mayor after fluoride removal decision

INFORMATION NIGHT: Dr Michael Foley is a picture of concentration at the pro-fluoride meeting at the Bundaberg Health Promotions building but he was not invited to talk with Gladstone council this year about flouride’s benefits. Photo: Max Fleet

ANTI-FLUORIDE activist wins debate 'hands down', a local says.

'Cut water price': Does fluoride removal mean cheaper water?

Mayor Matt Burnett.Photo Paul Braven / The Observer

COUNCIL needs to discuss price reduction with Gladstone Water Board.

'Tourism gold mine': Look outside the box for terminal future

Mitsui Coal Managing Director Kotaro Yamaguchi, Gladstone Ports Corporation Chairman Leo M Zussino and Anglo American Head of Sales John Wilcox. Coal being loaded for the last time at the Barney Point terminal on Thursday the 19th of May, 2016

There's 'bundles of opportunities' for this terminal.

OPINION: Could you go two weeks without Facebook?

So much social media out there. At what age should our kids be allowed to get involved?

Chronicle journalist shares tips to find balance in digital world.

'There was a time when we were ashamed of our White Australia Policy'

HEAD IN THE SAND: A new poll suggests half of Australians support banning Muslim immigration.

Are we on the road back to a racially divisive migration policy?

OPINION: I'm not a fan, but I see why many support Pauline

Profile - Eliza Wheeler. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The region feels disgruntled and neglected.

Bundy man dies two weeks after boat crash

TRAGEDY: Bundy man Stephen Barrett, pictured with Col Patterson skiing on the Murray River, died on Saturday from injuries he sustained in a September 10 boat crash.

Horror water skiing crash ends in tragedy

Dad defends letting five year old do burnout

Five-year-old Riley Dobson has become a viral sensation after his dad Alex filmed him doing a burnout on their Thagoona property.

The single dad says he built the car with his son

Cottonvale farm fined for ripping off workers

IN BREACH: A Cottonvale strawberry farm has been fined almost $70,000 for short-changing those on a 417 visa.

Granite belt farm fined almost $70,000 for ripping off workers

Adorable George has no time for Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

Duke and Duchess along with Prince George and Princess Charlotte land in Canada.

The trip marks the first visit to Canada for George and Charlotte

Macfarlane goes from golf course to CEO of mining group

Ian Macfarlane is set to take on a new role with the Queensland Resources Council, reports say.

'I feel like I’ve got some good years in me yet'

1000 homeless as rain, river cause havoc in Forbes

The State Emergency Service says 1000 Forbes residents are temporarily homeless after flood waters swamped 100 properties.

Authorities warn central west NSW more flood pain is on the way.

Vodafone customers left without services after outage

The outage was due to a 'router issue'

Only one electorate opposed to same-sex marriage

A University of Melbourne study of ABC Vote Compass results reveals only one electorate in Australia has a majority of voters opposed to gay marriage.

Research shows most electorates support changing the Marriage Act.

Woman charged for stabbing man in the back

Kingaroy Police will celebrate 20 years of the Blue Light Disco.

A woman known to the man was found nearby.

Doctor accuses gay lobby of censoring controversial book

Dr David van Gend with his book Stealing From A Child.

'We will not be silenced' - Dr David van Gend

Greyhound ban a balloon in the wind: Joyce

Deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce.

Nationals MPs worried about electoral backlash

CHOICE welcomes ACCC probe into fake online reviews

A credit card is held in front an online shopping site in Melbourne, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING

Fake online reviews the target of ACCC probe

Britain walks out, accuses Russia of war crimes

In this photo provided by the United Nations, Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin address a security council meeting on Syria, Sunday Sept. 25, 2016, at U.N. headquarters.

BRITAIN'S UN ambassador has walked out of an emergency session

Jeremy Corbyn cements his control of the UK Labour party

Newly re-elected opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during the Labour women's conference in Liverpool a day ahead of the Party's annual conference, Saturday Sept. 24, 2016.

Jeremy Corbyn is preparing to tighten his stranglehold over Labour

Denmark upholds conviction for giving refugees a lift

Lisbeth Zornig with the family of Syrian refugees she drove from Rodby to Copenhagen on 7 September 2015 Photo: Lisbeth Zornig

Family nabbed for people smuggling over charitable offer

History in making for electric bike rider

OTHER THAN having an eye on less fossil fuel emissions, motorbike rider Richard Kent had other reasons to go electric. Here's why.

Ultra athletes go the distance

Lindsay Warwick and Brett Stevens competed at the Ultra Marathon in the Blue Mountains

Two Gladstone runners sacrificed all to crack the ton

The Glen take their chances against Yaralla

David Heymer. - A grade cricket between Yaralla and The Glen. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer

The Glen's Christmas cricket feast

Enjoy Christmas without stretching your belt

Our top tips to keep your wellbeing in check this festive season

Man alive: Do we know what 'freedom' actually means?

We need freedom to be in control of ourselves

Why its important to wear a decent mouthguard

Wearing a mouthguard can prevent future dental health problems.

Volunteers play a big role while gaining skills

QUALITY TIME: Volunteers help others while also working on their own projects.

Volunteers play a big role while gaining skills

Nine males, one female; divers watch turtles get frisky

Mating season ends this month.

One female, nine males, this is all part of nature for turtles

Harambe is not a patronus, sadly

Harambe is not a Patronus, JK Rowling has been forced to clarify

Need help deciding? See our top 10 old-fashioned baby names

Our top 10 old-fashioned baby names.

Are you having trouble choosing a baby name?

Baby born on the side of road en route to hospital

Emergency Services, Ambulance, QAS,  Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

A CQ newborn couldn't wait for mum to arrive at hospital

Dutch tourist advertising for Aussie man to marry

LOVE WANTED: Dutch traveller Kate, who lives at Woolgoolga, is looking for the man of her dreams.

Attention all single men 20 to 27

Hilarious obituary marks man leaving "rickety old body"

Wayne and his "favourite son Buddy".

This obituary will make you cry - tears of laughter.

Rebecca Hall doesn't own a TV

Newspapers, yes. Television, not so much

Jaime King 'terrified' by son's heart surgery

Jamie King was "terrified" when her son went in for heart surgery.

John Mayer's advice for Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes has revealed John Mayer gave him advice

Josh Brolin and Kathryn Boyd tie the knot

Josh Bolin marries in front of close friends and family

Marilyn Manson wants a 'nice' girl

Marilyn Manson wants a girl who understands both of his identities

Angelina turns to Depp for consolation after divorce

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with their six children

Angelina Jolie is reportedly being consoled by Johnny Depp